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Patient discussion about strokes

Q. Stroke My granny got stroke. Now she is in the hospital, but she doesn't identify me or my mother. When I asked her what are the season now - she answers that it's winter now. I don't know how to help her. What I have to prepare for?

A. I was sorry to hear about your grandmother. You should remeber that after the initial phase, there may be changes in her functioning, especially with rehabilitation program. It's a vast subject, so you can read about it here (, and also talk to other people in the stroke community here (

Q. Migraine stroke Hi, I'm 58 years-old male and I have migraines with aura since age 14. Two weeks ago, I felt weakness in the left side of my body, and at the hospital the doctors told me I had a stroke. I underwent several tests, but they still don't know the cause for the stroke (my lab tests are normal; I don't have diabetes or hypertension). My neurologist said that although it's very rare, he thinks that my stroke was caused by my migraine. I tried to find information about it, but couldn't find much – do you know where I can get some more info? Thanks!

A. I supposedly had two strokes that caused one sided weakness and temporary aphasia. The most recent time it happened, I went to a different hospital's ER where their neurologist and stroke specialist told me I have "complex migraines." Apparently this type of migraine can mimic a stroke with all the symptoms. If you look up "complex migraine" at or other similar sites, it will give you more informaton. My opinion, for what it's worth, is that I'd rather have a migraine than another stroke since migraines can be treated with preventive meds and/or meds that help the symptoms once it gets started.

Q. What Are the Risk Factors for Developing Stroke? My father had a stroke recently, at the age of 73. What are the risk factors for developing this?

A. Primary risk factors include:

1) smoking
2) excessive alcohol intake
3) uncontrolled high blood pressure
4) high cholesterol
5) overweight/unhealthy diet
6) illegal drugs/abuse of Rx drugs
7) known or unknown heart problems
8) diabetes
9) known or unknown vascular brain defects - aneurysm, etc.
10)family history of stroke

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BOPA reporter Anastacia Sibanda caught up with a cardiologist at Cardiac Clinic, Professor Kiran Bhagat to chat about stroke.
More information on World Stroke Day is available at http:// www.
Fortunately, the prospects for preventing and treating stroke are far better today than even five years ago.
Men and women both are reported to have similar proneness toward ICH and ischemic strokes due to smoking8.
There are some key components of primary stroke centers that appear to make a big difference.
Having any stroke-like symptom was as predictive for future stroke as diabetes or atrial fibrillation.
Primary prevention is particularly important because more than 70% of strokes are first events (AHA, 2007; Brownstein et al.
CIMT should be considered as a valuable form of rehabilitation for stroke patients who have lost arm function," Wolf says.
The main purpose of this second Phase IIa study is to obtain initial safety information in the acute stroke patient population, and to demonstrate the ability of microplasmin to efficiently dissolve the blood clot and restore blood flow to the brain.
In a small classroom at Kaiser Permanente's Woodland Hills hospital, four stroke patients sit with white restraining mitts covering one hand while they attempt simple tasks with the opposite hand.